City officials requested various non-government organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to prioritize marginalized persons with disabilities (PWDs) in their outreach programs in the city.
Under Resolution No. 603, series of 2022, city legislators stated that through their different humanitarian and social programs and activities, NGOs and CSOs can further help marginalized PWDs by prioritizing them when conducting their outreach activities in the different barangays in the city.
During the Scout Officials for A Day (SOFAD) regular session held on November 7, 2022, the SOFAD Council adopted the proposal of SOFAD Councilor Nelden L. Narciso which requested the NGOs and CSOs to prioritize marginalized PWDs in their outreach programs in the city.
Section 20, Chapter 3 and Section 21, Chapter 4 of Republic Act (RA) 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carte for Disabled Persons, states that the State shall protect and promote the right to health of disabled persons and shall adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to their health development which shall make essential health services available to them at affordable cost, and ensure that marginalized persons are provided with the necessary auxiliary services that will restore their socials functioning and participation in community affairs.
The council pointed out that NGOs and CSOs that conduct activities for a cause are a big help to the community, especially those who are in crisis situations.
According to the body, there are many marginalized PWDs in the city who having a hard time finding employment that fit their capabilities and are struggling to provide for the needs of their families due to limited resources, thus, the provision of such assistance from the NGOs and CSOs will definitely contribute in uplifting their welfare.
Copies of the said resolution will be furnished to the concerned offices and NGOs and CSOs for their information, guidance and ready reference.